With his high energy, country charm, and uncanny ability to seemingly change characters at will. Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Chad began entertaining at a very young age and immediately after high school began working at a recording studio on Music Row learning recording engineering and record production. He was soon discovered by local music publishers who signed him to a publishing deal as a country songwriter where he wrote and recorded his own songs. After many years in the recording industry, he soon left Nashville for the bright lights of Las Vegas where he found himself paying tribute to his heroes in production shows on the Vegas strip.
In 2013 Chad Collins won the Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Collins is one of the few tribute artists who can capture the look and sound of Elvis throughout all eras of his career. He currently performs as Elvis, Tim McGraw, and Luke Bryan in production shows as well as himself in his country/rock band Van Waylan.
The Ultimate Aldean, a tribute to country superstar Jason Aldean, has had an amazing first 6 years performing nationally from coast to coast for cheering crowds, some of up to 6,500 fans.
The highlight of the band’s career was on November 6th, 2018 when he performed at Jason Aldean’s Rooftop Kitchen and Bar located downtown Nashville. This was an amazing collaboration between TC Restaurants and Hello Nashville to bring the tribute to the corporate event that had 2000 attendees. The band made history that night. Not only did the band perform a full show at the venue but the Ultimate Aldean Experience is the first tribute to ever perform downtown Nashville at a current country artist’s named establishment.
Wyatt and Jason are the same age, both share the love for music and while Wyatt is so dedicated to delivering such an authentic performance that Wyatt has even gone as far as getting strikingly similar tattoos that match Jason Aldean’s. Wyatt’s dedication has won him multiple radio contests, landing him prizes including, "Best Look-Alike" and even a Grand Prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to attend the 2016 ACM Awards. This was an exciting event for Wyatt because this was the first year Jason Aldean received the Entertainer of the Year award. Since then, in April 2019 Jason Aldean received the highest award a country artist could receive "Artist of the Decade"
Though most careers of tribute artists end in Las Vegas, Wyatt's career performing the Ultimate Aldean Experience began in Las Vegas. In 2013 Wyatt West starred in the show "Country Superstars" located on the Vegas strip. From there his career has soared, Wyatt has done several television interviews, played guitar for country artist James Otto, performed at corporate events, state fairs, casinos, theatres, and many other venues.
Wyatt held a 2-month residency at Harrah's Casino in Reno, a 2-week residency in Harrah's Casino Laughlin, and has opened for the country act Lone Star performing with a couple of friends that pay tribute to Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney.
By far, the accolades from Live Nation recognizing Wyatt West as "The World's Greatest Tribute to Jason Aldean", has fueled Wyatt to continue to work hard and strive to stay true and authentic to Jason Aldean's music, for many years to come.